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  • 8 Mar 2022 09:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 1230 (EST), Mar. 4, 2022    




    Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, said it best: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  


    Our commitment to continuous learning and improvement is a key component of our efforts to advance high reliability across the MHS and provide high-quality care to our service members and their families. For the DHA, that means focusing on research, development, and innovation. As lifelong learners, that means dedicating time to reading.   

    While reading is an important part of professional development, it also has a role to play in maintaining physical and mental health. Reading has been shown to strengthen connections in the brain and improve memory and concentration. In fact, reading for just 30 minutes a day can reduce the physical and emotional signs of stress.  


    I’m often asked what books I’m currently reading or would recommend. It’s a simple question that brings me great joy. As a naturally inquisitive person, I often find inspiration, insight, and new perspectives in the pages of a good book. As we kick off National Reading Month, here’s my Professional Reading List, which includes books about our profession, health care, leadership, strategy, economics, and innovation. In short, there’s something for everyone.  


    Are any of your favorite books on my list? What are you currently reading and why?  


    To provide the best possible care to our 9.6 million beneficiaries, we must strive to better understand the world around us and never settle for the status quo. We must actively look for ways to make our daily operations safer and more efficient, and be willing to learn and adapt, to seek guidance from those with the most relevant knowledge and experience and then commit to using that knowledge to mentor others.  


    In their book, Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead, authors Britt Berrett and Paul Spiegelman explain how the Navy’s Seal Team Six motivates and empowers its team: “Each member of the team knew the ultimate goal of their shared mission, and each had the tools required to make sure that goal was accomplished.”  


    Because of your dedication to our shared mission, we’re able to deliver the optimal care our beneficiaries expect and deserve. Thanks for all you do to embrace our mission, vision, and values as a DHA team. 




    Ronald J. Place, MD    

    LTG, US Army   

    Director, Defense Health Agency 

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  • 8 Oct 2021 20:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please congratulate the winners of the 6 Oct daily raffle: 

    Latasha Johnson - a complimentary 1 year membership to SAFPA

    Erin Beaver - a complimentary 1 year membership to SAFPA


    Kristen Peck - a complimentary year membership to AAPA

    AF PAs, past present and future (IPAP students), if you want to enter: 

    It’s easy, just enter your name! You don’t have to be a current SAFPA member either to win though we hope you’d like to renew. And if you want to answer the questions or post, feel free but not required!  

  • 30 Jun 2021 19:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please congratulate our recent winners for the 2021 SAFPA BOD:

    President-Elect:  Sarah Sims

    Secretary-Treasurer: Elizabeth Idrogo

    Directors at Large:

    Activities:  Bill Howard

    Communication: Jesse Jenkins

    Membership:  Maren Smith

    HOD:  Mumbi Ngugi

  • 30 Jun 2021 18:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following 2021 SAFPA Award Winners:

    Paul Myers Award: Dr. Rita Duboyce

    Douglas Webb Excellence Award: Jesse Jenkins

    Jerrold L. Wheaton: Sarah Sims

    Tony DiTommaso Publishing Award: Jason Good

    TSR Publishing Award 

    Mumbi Ngugi & Lindsay Johnston

  • 7 Oct 2020 12:36 | Anonymous

    Check out the great things PAs are doing.  Happy PA Week.

    National PA Week Day-2.pdf

  • 6 Oct 2020 12:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Make sure you hug a PA (COVID style) for PA Week!

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  • 3 Nov 2019 21:19 | Anonymous

    Click here to see Capt Chanise Suryc's story!

    When Captain Chanise Cyrus told her parents, Charmaine and Raymond, that she was interested in joining the Air Force, they were understandably concerned. Learn how the idea of specialized skills training and tuition assistance helped change their outlook.

  • 23 Oct 2019 17:00 | Anonymous

    Please check out the BSC FB live All Call on BSC Mentorship page. There is a lot of great information and some interesting concepts discussed on DHA, PRFs/promotions. The two biggest topics covered mostly were DT and HPERB findings.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reply!

    Click here for the latest BSC All Call from Oct 23, 2019

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